Stipend Awards

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Being Registered  |  Notification and Scheduling How to Enroll in Direct Deposit  |  Picking Up Checks

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Registered To Receive Stipend Awards

To receive a stipend award payment via direct deposit or check, students must be registered for classes in the term for which the aid has been awarded.

 

During Fall and Spring TermsDuring Summer Term
Students must submit all required documentation to their school's Financial Aid Office for the payment to be processed.Registration may not be required for the summer term if the student is enrolled in a school that does not have a summer term enrollment requirement.

 

Stipend payments are awarded directly to you--not applied to your Student Account. There are two ways to receive a stipend payment:

  • by the University’s preferred method, direct deposit, and
  • by picking up a paper check at the Cashiers Office.

Email Notification and Scheduling

If you are expecting a stipend, you will receive an email notification from Student Financial Services when your stipend is either directly deposited into your bank account or there is a check ready for you to pick up.

 

How To Enroll In Direct Deposit

Direct deposit to a U.S. checking or savings account is the University's preferred method for issuing stipends to domestic students. This saves the time of picking up and processing a paper check, and makes the funds available much sooner.

To enroll in direct deposit, you will need your bank routing number and your savings/checking account number.  This information is available on the bottom of your checks or directly from your bank.  These numbers are not on your debit card.

It is the student's responsibility to update banking information. Incorrect banking information for direct deposit will result in a delay in the receipt of funds.  Students are encouraged to re-type banking information in the SSOL Direct Deposit web page in order to ensure accuracy.

 

FOR REFUNDS: ALL STUDENTS, DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL

Sign up for direct deposit by logging into Student Services Onlines (SSOL) and clicking on "Direct Deposit." Click here for more guidance.


FOR STIPENDS

If You Are a Domestic StudentIf You Are an International Student

Sign up for direct deposit at Student Services Onlines (SSOL).

1. Go to my.columbia.edu

2. Log in using your UNI and password by clicking on the “Log In Now” box. If the password has not been updated in the last 90 days, the system will ask to change/reset it.

3. Once logged in, click on the “Faculty and Staff” tab and then on “View Your Direct Deposit Information” to enter the information and set up direct deposit.


FOR PAYROLL (FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PARTICIPANTS AND NON-WORK STUDY STUDENT EMPLOYEES)

1. Go to my.columbia.edu

2. Log in using your UNI and password by clicking on the “Log In Now” box. If the password has not been updated in the last 90 days, the system will ask to change/reset it.

3. Once logged in, click on the “Faculty and Staff” tab and then on “View Your Direct Deposit Information” to enter the information and set up direct deposit.

Picking Up A Check

Alternatively, stipend checks may be picked up at the Cashier’s Office of Student Financial Services during or after registration upon presentation of a valid University ID card.

Remember, stipend payments are paid via direct deposit or check. They are not processed as a refund of a credit on your Student Account.